ssh + su problem
emorrasg at yahoo.es
Sun Jun 1 21:20:16 UTC 2014
On Sat, 31 May 2014 19:42:23 +0000 (UTC)
Will Parsons <varro at nodomain.invalid> wrote:
> I have a problem in that I cannot su to root on a FreeBSD machine
> remotely from a Windows machine. Note that the user I'm logging in as
> *is* a member of the wheel group (and I can su locally just fine).
> Symptoms are:
> % su
> su: Sorry
> Although I *think* the purpose of the sshd option "PermitRootLogin" is
> to (dis)allow *direct* root ssh logins, I changed it to "yes" anyway
> in sshd_config, but that doesn't seem to be the problem.
> I'm inclined to think this a server-side configuration issue, since I
> get the same result whether I use Cygwin ssh or PuTTY to log in
> remotely to the FreeBSD machine.
Perhaps it's failing because root user tries to use your user configuration and it has some issue (non existing directory, config incompatible with root user, whatever...)
Eduardo Morras <emorrasg at yahoo.es>
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